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“Underwhelming experience ”

Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute
Ranked #8 of 66 things to do in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Experience the wonders of the ocean without getting wet! Interactive exhibits for both young and old including The America's Cup exhibit, our new simulated dive into the Bermuda Triangle, our 'Living with the Ocean' exhibit which examines the human impact on the marine environment, one of the largest private shell collections in the world, the famous Teddy Tucker Shipwreck Gallery and so much more!
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Was a little disappointed at this venue seemed to be lacking in enthusiasm and community effort
The train ride to location was uninspiring

Thank Albert R
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"shark cage"
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"virtual reality"
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"america's cup"
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"rainy day"
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"sea shells"
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"interactive displays"
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"submarine experience"
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"treasure hunting"
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"nice museum"
in 4 reviews
"all ages"
in 15 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 8 reviews
"great exhibits"
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"on display"
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"children and adults"
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"sea life"
in 7 reviews
"downtown hamilton"
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"whole family"
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

A visit to BUEI is exciting, informative, and entertaining. The center brings the natural world and our role in preserving its beauty to life in an engaging way. There are beautiful shell exhibits, a lovely gift shop and restaurant, and many fun, interactive displays. It was my first time using virtual reality glasses. It was exciting to feel I was aboard an America's Cup racing yacht! Although I'm almost 60, I felt like a little kid. The virtual shark tank is fun, not scary. There are images of sharks circling, but not in a menacing way that would scare children. The staff was courteous and well-informed. If you plan to dine, good to remember that the restaurant closes between 2 and 5. We missed the opportunity to eat there due to this.

Thank CapeCodDiamonds
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Just after full moons during the summer months BUEI runs evening harbour cruises to see spectacular glow worms in the water as they mate. It is a short spectacle of light but aside from this the cruise is really nice with a good sunset view and bar on board.

Thank Moretea
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

It offers a good understanding of the waters around Bermuda and what lives there. I really enjoyed the shell room and the three dimensional model of Bermuda which really gave a good idea how deep the water is not too far from shore. The America's Cup virtual reality experience was a nice surprise, giving us a bird's eye view of what it looks like onboard a yacht during a race.

Thank LotusExplorerTravel
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

We visited with our two teen aged boys. While the museum is small the exhibits were well laid out and interesting.The exhibits on the America's Cup and the items from sunken ships stood out.

Thank annedvt
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